Announcement and Invitation to Workshop: Postcards from the Edge VIII: I didn’t know Urban Planning was about…

As you sign up for ARLIS/NA conference tours and workshops, we’d like to draw your attention to a new edition in the Postcards from the Edge workshop series. This year the focus will be on developing an understanding of the current scholarship in urban and regional planning as well as hands-on training in online planning resources.

We’ll set the stage for the afternoon with brief presentations and a panel discussion by three guests: Barbara Becker, former dean of the UT-Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, Patrina Newton, senior planner from the Fort Worth City Planning Department, and Brian Chatman, content manager for Open Data Fort Worth.  After what is sure to be an informative discussion, we’ll move to workshop mode.  Cecilia Smith, the Geospatial Librarian from Texas A&M, will lead an instruction session on GIS resources.  We’ll spend the last portion of our afternoon discussing and delving into online databases and tools relevant to the multi- and cross-disciplinary facets of urban and regional planning studies.

The workshop will be held at the UT-Arlington Library. Transportation from and back to the Omni Hotel will be provided for all attendees.  If it sounds interesting and useful, sign up!

Kathy Edwards, Clemson University

Rebecca Price, University of Michigan

Marsha Taichman, Cornell University
If you have questions, contact Marsha at


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